Sharing We are a Roman Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Newark of richly diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We are Disciples of Christ fed by the Word and Eucharist in an evolving community. We seek to live the mission of Christ: serving the Lord by serving one another through our living faith, commitment of resources and energy of the Holy Spirit.


  • BUSINESS OWNERSAdvertise in our bulletin!  Thank you to all our advertisers!  To join the sponsors on our bulletin, call Mary Hoffman at 860-836-8486.
  • PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  973-992-9490
  • Two great things to celebrate!!!  Father Lito has been with us for one year!  Father Joe Bejgrowicz will be joining us in residence at St. Raphael’s!  Help welcome Father Joe and say thanks to Father Lito at the 11:30 Mass on July 9, followed by a barbecue in Tobias Hall. There will be a  potato salad taste off and a best dessert contest!  If you would like to contribute to our party goodies, sign up sheets for food (macaroni salad, baked beans, hot dog and hamburger rolls) will be in the vestibule.  Come join the fun!
    Father Gerald Greaves suffered a mild stroke in April.  Those wishing to send him messages and cards should send them c/o Sacred Heart Church, Sacred Heart Church, 76 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
  • The Facebook page for St. Raphael Parish is now being administered by Mary Gayle Scheper.  If you would like to contribute pictures or material to the page, please contact her with your material via the parish office.
  • The bulletin for the parish is available on this website.  The current week is displayed automatically.  For earlier bulletins (the previous 5 weeks), scroll to the bottom of the page and select the weekend you would like to view.

Special Events

  • With great sorrow, we announce the passing of the Reverend Monsignor G. Thomas Burns, one of our Pastors Emeritus.  His wake and funeral will be held at St. Raphael Church.  Please join in prayer for the rest of his soul, safe in the arms of Jesus.   Wednesday, June 28:  Wake – 3 pm to 7 pm, followed by a Vigil Mass at 7:30pm.  Thursday, June 29: Viewing – 9am , followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30.
  • The VINCA PLANTING WORK DAY was Saturday, May 27!   Many thanks to all who participated or donated flowers or funds!  The property is coming up vincas!   By the way, if anyone would like to help with the watering of our beautiful gardens, contact Karen Kundla, George Ziffer or call the Parish Office.
  • St. Raphael’s Spring Clean-up Work Day was held on Saturday, June 17Again – Many thanks to those who graciously and diligently worked on making our church spic and span.
  • Help St. Joseph Grammar School, Jersey City, earn $20,000 for the school.  They need to collect 20,000 Box Tops for Education coupons by the end of the year.    Put your donated coupons in the labeled box in the vestibule!  We’ve already collected almost 800 coupons for their project!  Click here for a list of products that carry the coupons, or pick up a list next to the donation box.

We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign

Sharing God’s Blessings Campaign

For additional upcoming events and special Mass times, please see the bulletin by clicking here.